Lease/Renew a Garden Plot

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Image of Sonrise GardenFor New Gardeners: How to Lease a Garden Plot

Thank you for your interest in our community garden program. We assign community garden plots to new gardeners on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning in mid-February. Our program is very popular and our gardens fill quickly each season. Current gardeners have the opportunity to renew plots from season to season, so openings arise as current gardeners release plots.

We maintain a wait list for our gardens and if no plots are available at the time you contact us, we will add you to our list. We place people from the wait list according to the date they contact us. 

To join our community garden program, please call the Community Garden Program Coordinator at 503-681-5374. Before making your call, please do the following: 

  1. Select one or more of our garden sites where you would like to lease a garden plot. 
  2. Choose a plot size. Smaller plots (10' x 20' or 15' x 20') are recommended for beginning gardeners and/or families of 1-2 people. Large plots (20' x 20') are recommended for families of 2 or more people, or active and experienced gardeners. However, there are no restrictions and you may select the size you feel best suits your needs. Raised beds are reserved for the elderly and people with disabilities.
    Sizes/fees are:
    • 20' x 20' - $60/year
    • 15' x 20' - $50/year
    • 10' x 20' - $40/year
    • 4' x 12' (raised bed) - $30/year 
  3. Review our Garden Rules Summary to see if our program requirements fit your needs and interests.
  4. Fill out the New Gardener Registration Form.

When a plot becomes available, you will receive a call from the Community Garden Program Coordinator at which time you may book your plot and make payment.

Following booking, you will be emailed a Welcome Letter with a summary of our garden policies and required meeting dates as well as a PDF attachment of our Hillsboro Community Gardens Participant Waiver and Release.

Please do the following:

  1. Print out, sign, and return, at your earliest convenience, the Waiver and Release. You may return-email a scanned, signed copy or mail in the signed original to the address below.
  2. Plan to attend the required Spring Orientation Meeting.
  3. Plan to attend the required work parties and be aware of community service requirements.

Returning Gardeners: How to Renew Your Garden Plot

Garden plot renewals begin in mid-December each year for the following year. At the close of the renewal period, open and un-renewed plots are assigned to people from the wait list. If you plan not to renew, please inform the Garden Program Coordinator at your earliest convenience to help expedite the process of plot assignment.

To renew by phone or in person, please call or stop by:

Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve
2600 Hillsboro Hwy
Hillsboro, OR 97123
503-681-6206
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

Payment is due at time of booking.

Once you have renewed your lease and paid, you will be sent a PDF of the Hillsboro Community Gardens Participant Waiver and Release.

Please do the following:

  1. Print out, sign, and return, at your earliest convenience, the Waiver and Release. You may return-email a scanned, signed copy or mail in the signed original to the above address.
  2. Plan to attend the required Spring Orientation Meeting.
  3. Plan to attend the required work parties and be aware of community service requirements.

Refund Policy

Garden plot fees are generally non-refundable. Your garden plot fee may be credited to your Parks & Recreation account if you fail to complete your registration by the deadline and your registration is canceled. If you are removed from the program for any reason or need to relinquish your plot for any reason after registration closes, you forfeit your fee.

To complete your registration, you need to pay the plot fee, sign the "Waiver and Release" and attend one of our spring orientation meetings where you will sign our Garden "Policy/Code of Conduct" document in person.

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